Terra Viridis Nursery - Price List

Prices and availability subject to change without notice
Local sales only
Deliveries in the SF Bay area can be arranged
We do not ship plants

Descriptions adapted from the American Bamboo Society Source List

Plant Name Clumper / Runner Price Size Max Height Feet Max Diam Inch Min Temp F Shade/Sun (5=Full Sun) Comments - Description
Bambusa multiplex 'Riviereorum' - Chinese Goddess Clumper $35.00 5 gal 6 0.5 12 5 Has solid culms and tiny leaves. Clumps are dense and arch outwards.
Bambusa multiplex 'Silverstripe' Clumper $35.00 5 gal 25 1.5 12 5 Many leaves have white stripes and some culms are also striped with white.
Bambusa multiplex 'Fernleaf Stripestem' Clumper $35.00 5 gal 12 0.5 12 5 Usually small in size with 10 to 20 closely spaced, two-ranked leaves. Sometimes culms come up that have reverted to the larger leaves. Culms are reddish or yellowish and striped with green.
Chimonobambusa marmorea - Marbled Bamboo Runner $20.00 5 gal 8 0.5 15 3 New shoots and culm leaves are marbled with cream and purple. The almost solid culms turn dark purple.
Chimonobambusa marmorea variegata Runner $20.00 5 gal 8 0.5 15 3 New shoots and culm leaves are marbled with cream and purple. The almost solid culms turn pinkish-red. The leaves have narrow white stripes.
Chimonobambusa quadrangularis - Square Bamboo Runner $30.00 5 gal 25 1.5 15 4 Prominent nodes. Culms are square in cross section with rounded corners, especially on large mature plants.
Fargesia nitida - Fountain Bamboo Clumper $50.00 5 gal 12 0.5 -20 2 The dark purplish culms are covered with a bluish-white wax when young. Delicate looking, it grows slowly. Grows best in dappled shade as an understory planting.
Hibanobambusa tranquillans 'Shiroshima' Runner $20.00 5 gal 16 1.3 0 4 Has strikingly attractive leaves variegated in cream and green. The colors persist throughout the year.
Indocalamus latifolius Runner $25.00 5 gal 10 0.5 0 2 Leaves about a foot long on upright culms. Does best in a shady location. Good as a potted plant.
Indocalamus tessellatus Runner $25.00 5 gal 7 0.5 0 2 Usually no more than 4 feet tall, it has the largest leaves of any bamboo in cultivation, up to 24 inches by 4 inches. Adapts easily to growing in pots. Does best in a shady location.
Otatea acuminata aztecorum - Mexican Weeping Bamboo Clumper $35.00 5 gal 20 1.5 22 4 The long narrow leaves are produced in such abundance that they almost completely obscure the culms. Clumps open with culms spaced up to 1-2 feet.
Phyllostachys angusta - Stone Bamboo Runner $30.00 5 gal 22 1.3 0 5 Called Stone Bamboo because of the hard texture of its culms which in China are used to make fine bamboo furniture.
Phyllostachys aurea - Golden Bamboo - Fishpole Bamboo Runner $25.00 5 gal 27 1.75 0 5 Easily identifed by one to several short internodes at the base of some of its culms. It can be invasive in areas with warm summers.
Phyllostachys aurea holochrysa - Golden Golden Runner $30.00 5 gal 27 1.75 0 5 Unlike the typical form whose culms stay green until old, these culms soon turn yellow, then golden orange.
Phyllostachys aurea 'Koi' Runner $30.00 5 gal 27 1.75 0 5 The culms turn from green to yellow after the first 6 months, but the culm grooves remain green, similar in color to P. bambusoides 'Castillon'.
Phyllostachys aureosulcata - Yellow Groove Bamboo Runner $30.00 5 gal 45 2.2 -10 5 The culms are more slender and delicate than golden bamboo. Young culms are green with a yellow groove. Culm internodes distinctly rough to the touch when young, and an occasional culm has a zigzag kink.
Phyllostachys aureosulcata spectabilis Runner $30.00 5 gal 26 1.5 -10 5 The culms are yellow with a green groove, just the opposite of the species.
Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Castillon' - Castillon Bamboo Runner $35.00 5 gal 35 2.0 5 5 It has golden yellow culms with green grooves. An occasional leaf is striped in yellow. It died in the U.S. due to flowering, but was reimported from Europe.
Phyllostachys elegans Runner $30.00 5 gal 32 2.3 0 5 The species is highly regarded for its shoots. One of the first species of the genus to shoot in Spring, sometimes shooting year round. Elegant leaf shape.
Phyllostachys heterocycla pubescens (P. edulis) - Moso Runner $30.00 5 gal 75 7.0 0 5 Largest of the hardy bamboos. Young culms are covered with a velvety coat of soft hairs. The most used bamboo in China, used for food (bamboo shoots), timber, paper, plywood, flooring.
Phyllostachys nigra - Black Bamboo Runner $35.00 5 gal 30 2.0 0 4 New green culms first get black speckles and eventually turn jet black. Popular because of its graceful habit and the sharp accent of its culm color. Said to grow larger in northern climates.
Phyllostachys nigra 'Bory' - Snakeskin Bamboo Runner $35.00 5 gal 50 3.0 0 5 Differs from the species by growing larger. Culms blotched with black, never completely black.
Phyllostachys nigra 'Megurochiku' Runner $35.00 5 gal 54 3.5 0 5 Differs from the species because culms remains green, while only the sulcus (culm groove) turns brown or purplish-black.
Phyllostachys nuda Runner $20.00 5 gal 34 1.8 -20 5 Reputed to be the most hardy species of the genus. New culms are dark green and powdery.
Phyllostachys platyglossa Runner $20.00 5 gal 26 1.5 0 5 Grown for bamboo shoots in China. Mature culms have long internodes. Timber is inferior to other Phyllostachys species.
Phyllostachys rubromarginata Runner $25.00 5 gal 55 2.8 -5 5 Noted for its good quality wood and edible shoots, it tolerates cold, dry winds, Tests in Alabama showed it to be superior in culm production and cold tolerance.
Phyllostachys violascens Runner $30.00 5 gal 20 2.0 0 5 Culms blackish-violet at first, sometimes striped with violet. Sheaths deep purple.
Pleioblastus argenteostriatus Runner $5.00 1 gal 3 0.3 10 2 The green leaves, which are more or less striped with white or yellow, are hairless on both surfaces.
Pleioblastus chino vaginatus variegatus Runner $5.00 1 gal 6 0.5 10 3 Differs from the type by its smaller, narrower, white striped leaves, which are hairless on both surfaces. The rhizomes run deep in the ground.
Pleioblastus chino vaginatus variegatus Runner $30.00 5 gal 6 0.5 10 3 Differs from the type by its smaller, narrower, white striped leaves, which are hairless on both surfaces. The rhizomes run deep in the ground.
Pleioblastus fortunei (P. variegatus) - Dwarf Whitestripe Runner $5.00 1 gal 4 0.2 -10 2 A most desirable dwarf variegated bamboo. The leaves tend to keep their green and white stripes throughout the year. Leaves softly hairy on the lower surface.
Pleioblastus kongosanensis 'Aureostriatus' Runner $5.00 1 gal 6 0.4 0 3 The dark green leaves have an occasional golden stripe and are covered with soft hairs on their lower surface.
Pleioblastus pygmaeus Runner $5.00 1 gal 2 0.1 8 3 Similar to P. distichus except that the leaves are hairy below. Other small bamboos are often sold under this name.
Pleioblastus shibuyanus 'Tsuboi' Runner $30.00 5 gal 9 0.3 -5 3 A vigorous growing dwarf with rather small, white striped leaves.
Pleioblastus viridistriatus - Dwarf Greenstripe Runner $5.00 1 gal 3 0.3 0 2 New leaves in spring are golden-yellow with green stripes, about 7 by 1 1/2 inches, densely hairy on the lower surface. Cut to ground in winter, making way for brilliant new growth in spring.
Pleioblastus viridistriatus 'Chrysophyllus' Runner $5.00 1 gal 3 0.3 0 2 New leaves in spring are golden-yellow, about 7 by 1 1/2 inches, densely hairy on the lower surface. Cut to ground in winter, making way for brilliant new growth in spring.
Pleioblastus xestrophyllus Runner $5.00 1 gal 6 0.4 ?? 3 Unusual in having furry culms. Native to Honshu, Japan. Prior to 2002 it had not been listed in the ABS Source List.
Pseudosasa japonica - Arrow Bamboo - Yadake Runner $20.00 5 gal 18 0.8 0 3 The culms are erect with rather large leaves, up to a foot long by 1 1/2 inches wide. Less invasive than most other runners. It does well in tubs and pots. The culms were used by Samurai in feudal Japan to make arrows.
Sasa nagimontana Runner $10.00 1 gal 2 0.2 0 2 Large dark green leaves. Hairy culm sheaths. From Mt. Nagi in Japan.
Sasa palmata Runner $25.00 5 gal 7 0.5 -5 2 The thick, leathery leaves are up to 15 inches long by 2 1/2 inches wide. It does well in pots, looks best when grown in the shade. Grows taller in cool climates.
Sasa veitchii - Kuma-Zasa Runner $30.00 5 gal 5 0.3 0 2 The large, dark green leaves turn white along the margins giving the plant a unique and striking appearance.
Sasaella bitchuensis Runner $20.00 5 gal 6 0.4 0 2 Native to the eastern side of Honshu, Japan; it has densely hairy culm leaf sheaths.
Sasaella hidaensis muraii Runner $5.00 1 gal 6 0.3 0 3 Japanese bamboo with hairy sheaths on culm and foliage leaves.
Sasaella masamuneana 'Albostriata' Runner $5.00 1 gal 6 0.3 0 3 An attractive variegated bamboo with thick leaves striped in white or cream. Also called S. glabra 'Albostriata'.
Sasaella masamuneana 'Albostriata' Runner $25.00 5 gal 6 0.3 0 3 An attractive variegated bamboo with thick leaves striped in white or cream. Also called S. glabra 'Albostriata'.
Sasamorpha borealis Runner $5.00 1 gal 6 0.3 -10 2 Native to Hokkaido, Japan, it is hardier than most other Japanese bamboos.
Shibatea kumasaca Runner $5.00 1 gal 7 0.3 -10 3 Short, broad leaves give it a unique appearance. The slender, nearly solid culms bear prominent nodes and short slightly zigzag internodes. Prefers acid soil, shows extensive leaf burn if in alkaline environment.

Prices and availability subject to change without notice
Local sales only
Deliveries in the SF Bay area can be arranged
We do not ship plants

Descriptions adapted from the American Bamboo Society Source List



Terra Viridis Nursery
Carol Morse and Bob Johannessen
El Sobrante, CA
(510) 222-9438

email: TerraV@comcast.net

Terra Viridis home page: http://www.tvnursery.com/

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